I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues

I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues

Stephen Calt


Skip James (1902–1969) used to be might be the main inventive and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. Drawing on 1000's of hours of conversations with James himself, Stephen Calt right here paints a depressing and unforgettable portrait of a guy untroubled through his personal murderous tendencies, a guy who completed one second of transcendent greatness in a existence haunted by way of failure. And in doing so, Calt deals new insights into the character of the blues, the realm during which it thrived, and its destiny while that international vanished.

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